Daisy Ridley has been making the media rounds post-wrap on The Rise of Skywalker, and during a chat with Josh Horowitz on the Happy Sad Confused Podcast, she spilled some details about a major fight that will happen between Rey and Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren in Episode IX.

This fight, it was November, we had water being thrown at us—I’m not gonna complain about the cold, I’m just not gonna do it (laughs)—so it was like a real thing of stamina. It felt really epic, and it felt epic even at the time. One can only imagine what it’s gonna look like.”


Daisy also spoke a bit about how the evolution of Rey as a character and her personal growth as a sword fighter during this trilogy.

I just think they’ve done a great job with all the relationships. With the fun friendships, and with the sort of strange thing with Rey and Kylo… also we have a great fight. A great fight. And I was really happy that the Vanity Fair pictures did show a bit of it. It’s a great fight. Like I’ve become such a better fighter and they made the lightsabers lighter, so it actually looks like we’re swinging light and not like heavy [swords].

Ridley also went on to touch briefly on a conversation she had with former Episode IX director, Colin Trevorrow, and how the film might have felt if he would have seen it through to the end.

He was Josh [Gad’s] guest at [the] Murder on the Orient Express [premiere] and we went for dinner afterwards, and Colin sat next to me and I was like, ‘What’s this gonna be like?’ Because all I had heard—I didn’t know what had happened, I just knew that he wasn’t doing it anymore. And he did sort of tell me and sort of not… Actually no we had gone for dinner and stuff, we went for dinner with Michelle, who is a producer. So I sort of knew. I think everything happens for a reason I guess.

Trevorrow departed as director of Episode IX after his script scrapped after some disagreements with Lucasfilm brass. It was also rumored that Trevorrow’s version of the movie heavily involved both Luke Skywalker and General Leia Organa, but that idea was no longer feasible after the untimely death of Carrie Fisher and Luke Skywalker’s death in The Last Jedi.

It is unlikely that we will ever see or hear of the plot points that were included in the Trevorrow version of the film, in fact, even after working on the film for many months, Trevorrow and his writing partners, Jack Thorne and Derek Connolloy , won’t even get a credit on the film due to the complete re-write done by JJ Abrams and Chris Terrio.

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